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10-01-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,159
Posted By grumpus

1-1/2 inch is fine on those rims. You can...

1-1/2 inch is fine on those rims. You can probably go as narrow as 28 mm but IMO ride quality will suffer and you'll not go any faster, unless you're light and can run lower pressures.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By BTinNYC

Rudy, The 5BBC group rides are easy going,...

Rudy,
The 5BBC group rides are easy going, except the fastest rated rides (I forget the term for the fast ones, but it's a 20 mph pace).

The rides I've been on are really nice and slower than I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By rudypyatt

Thanks! I will keep all of those tips in mind,...

Thanks! I will keep all of those tips in mind, especially re holding the line and riding predictably. We are supposed to be making a restaurant stop, so I should be okay with water and a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By Koyote

Wear a shirt, don't take any zoom meetings during...

Wear a shirt, don't take any zoom meetings during the ride, don't pull over to look into dumpsters, and -- above all -- don't blow any snot rockets...
09-29-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By don compton

Starting over at 70

I just advanced to 15 miles. I hit 20mph in 3 short stretches. I cruised the rest of the time 14-16 mph. I sure feels good to be back on the bike.
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By pdlamb

I don't get it. You want to ride the same 1200...

I don't get it. You want to ride the same 1200 km route at the same time 5,000 other people are riding it because you don't want to eat and sleep with everyone else??
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,036
Views: 88,130
Posted By Mojo31

That sounds like Larry engineering. Why...

That sounds like Larry engineering.

Why don't you just get some paint protection film and wrap that part of the top tube? You can get small pieces on Ebay. Do a search for Suntek or XPel. Stuff...
09-25-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,298
Posted By Koyote

How many mistakes did I make this morning?

This morning, I went on a local charity ride. Paid $50 to ride on my usual roads, and got a few cookies and a bottle refill at an aid station. Did the ride on my Di2 bike, which has disc brakes and...
09-25-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I view on road repairs as being a "make do" to...

I view on road repairs as being a "make do" to get back tiding and save the fine tuning level for when I get back. Here's a shot of my most challenging on tour repair. I got the wheel good enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,112
Posted By Trakhak

One of the best pieces of advice I've come across...

One of the best pieces of advice I've come across on Bikeforums is (if there's enough time to do so) to aim at the squirrel. That's what they expect predators to do. They'll stop darting back and...
09-22-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 8,824
Posted By livedarklions

I've definitely seen older people pedaling their...

I've definitely seen older people pedaling their ebikes with some effort, and had a conversation with a couple who definitely were doing so because it was more fun to cover the bigger distance for...
09-19-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By tFUnK

Thanks to those who chimed in. There were some...

Thanks to those who chimed in. There were some good suggestions. I am going to do some kind of protective wrap on either the hanger hook or the carbon rails, and give it a go.
09-19-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,177
Posted By datlas

Use your easier gears. Find some long-ish climbs...

Use your easier gears. Find some long-ish climbs nearby that are not impossible and practice on them. Rinse. Repeat.
09-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,177
Posted By alcjphil

Well, to my mind a 30 tooth small ring and only a...

Well, to my mind a 30 tooth small ring and only a 25 tooth big cog, the gearing isn't all that low especially for a triple setup. A larger cassette would be helpful depending on the capacity of the...
09-19-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By WhyFi

In all seriousness, what you're asking for is a...

In all seriousness, what you're asking for is a half-assed way of going about a workout. What you describe is available via Live Segments on Strava, which requires a paid membership and a compatible...
09-19-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,177
Posted By Iride01

If you are just starting out riding, then be...

If you are just starting out riding, then be patient. Your legs will quickly get strong enough if you ride several times a week. If this is a ride every two or three weeks then probably never.
...
09-19-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By Crankycrank

Totally agree with FBinNY. Just protect the CF...

Totally agree with FBinNY. Just protect the CF from scratches and chips and if it holds your weight, then it certainly can hold just the bike.
09-16-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,510
Posted By DiabloScott

Apropos or not... I just got a new work...

Apropos or not... I just got a new work assignment and the project number is 5311... I'm going to either hammer or bonk.
09-16-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 947
Posted By rsbob

This thread is a mediocre place for a nagging...

This thread is a mediocre place for a nagging question about hills. Is it better to attack the beginning incline of a hill to increase initial momentum or just find a comfortable pace you can ride...
09-14-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,153
Posted By mcours2006

Some bike lanes up where I live have barrier...

Some bike lanes up where I live have barrier posts separating them. The bike lanes end up collecting all the road debris from the cars and trucks. They do not get cleaned, so after a while it's like...
09-11-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 881
Posted By terrymorse

I wash gloves out after every ride. Just a little...

I wash gloves out after every ride. Just a little liquid hand soap in the sink, rinse them out, hang them up.

If I don’t wash them, they get that nasty “stank” smell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,533
Posted By terrymorse

I like chocolate milk after a long ride, if I can...

I like chocolate milk after a long ride, if I can find a store with it.

A Starbucks venti mocha hits the spot, also. I will get it as a "frappe" if it's a hot day.

What's optimal for recovery...
09-10-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Crankycrank

Gotta ask. Did you loosen the two crank arm clamp...

Gotta ask. Did you loosen the two crank arm clamp bolts before trying to undo the cap?
Forum: Great Lakes
09-09-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,091
Posted By chas58

Last time I rode around Belle Isle (a few weeks...

Last time I rode around Belle Isle (a few weeks ago) I was surprised to drop what looked to be a strong cyclist (although I was pretty maxed out). Probably a good thing that I didn't realize he was...
Forum: Southeast
09-09-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,972
Posted By dennis336

So, 2 years after my original post, I made it to...

So, 2 years after my original post, I made it to north Carolina and cycled up mount Mitchell. I rode from where we were staying about 5 miles north of the BRP. So, not as much route 80 climbing as...
09-07-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The usual method was, back about 30 years ago...

The usual method was, back about 30 years ago when the MtB and carbon was coming onto the market in big numbers, was to align the slots if the post was metal and rotate the collar 180* if the post...
09-01-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,129
Posted By jon c.

As a driver, I see good lights long before I can...

As a driver, I see good lights long before I can tell what the rider is wearing.

As a rider, I have good lights and don't worry about the visibility of my jersey.
08-31-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,138
Posted By quasta

Thanks to all who have responded to my op. I'm...

Thanks to all who have responded to my op. I'm grateful and impressed with the very useful information. :)
I have been unable to respond again until now, and am probably still prevented from...
08-31-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By SurferRosa

. https://i.imgur.com/C5ylgpZ.jpg This...

.

https://i.imgur.com/C5ylgpZ.jpg

This is how you might find your bike when you leave it at a relative's place, they place it in their backyard one day, forget about it, and there's a flood.
08-31-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,129
Posted By Herzlos

Movement is the bigger factor, so a flashing...

Movement is the bigger factor, so a flashing light, or bright socks
08-30-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By zandoval

Arthritic Tire Mounting Tool

Last time I was mounting a tire I simply did not have the strength to squeeze and lever the tire into place because of arthritic pain. This geezer status I have can be quite embarrassing. I 3D...
08-29-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By byscott

No argument there, I guess. The bottom line is...

No argument there, I guess. The bottom line is probably that properly torqued fasteners are unlikely to come loose, though I do notice that I’ve received several rotor bolts with thread lock...
08-26-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,470
Posted By RChung

This thread is a wild ride. I've worked on...

This thread is a wild ride.

I've worked on airspeed measuring devices, both to infer power by assuming drag parameters, and combined with an exogenous power measuring device to infer drag...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By GhostRider62

You can outsprint a dog with a mere 10 foot lead....

You can outsprint a dog with a mere 10 foot lead.

HaHa.

Very ridiculous post you made there.
08-25-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,470
Posted By caloso

A powermeter won't tell you anything about the...

A powermeter won't tell you anything about the wind, just the power you're putting into the bike. This is actually a benefit in a way. If you're doing power-based training, it doesn't matter how...
08-21-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By HillRider

+1 However, after the chain has been discarded, I...

+1 However, after the chain has been discarded, I keep used links with my on-bike tool kits as an emergency repair part if a chain is damaged during a ride. It only has to be good enough to get me...
08-21-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By dsbrantjr

I consider "single use" to mean "use with one...

I consider "single use" to mean "use with one chain" and toss both when worn. IIRC there was some patent or another which kept folks from advertising reuseable links, calling them single-use...
08-19-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,510
Posted By t2p

inadequate gearing on road bikes - and poor rider...

inadequate gearing on road bikes - and poor rider position/fit - was a contributing factor to the growth of the 'mountain bike' in the 90's

most of the 'mountain bikes' never saw off road use
...
08-18-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By sd5782

Okay, I believe these rims are more or less junk...

Okay, I believe these rims are more or less junk even with very few miles. Pulling tire and measuring reveals that the external width is not constant around the circumference of the rim. I actually...
08-17-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,305
Posted By SurferRosa

No idea, just wish my bikes had them. :lol:

No idea, just wish my bikes had them. :lol:
08-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,066
Posted By Pinelander

I've been using the Varia for two months now. I...

I've been using the Varia for two months now. I find I can get two 2-hour rides between charging. It works for me. As far as moving to the right...

With the radar I find myself able to ride out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,491
Posted By timdow

With more riding will come confidence in riding...

With more riding will come confidence in riding at speed. Until then, just go slower.

Old bike is OK, but bike that does not fit is not. I sounds like your bike is way too big! You will be a...
08-14-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By cyclezen

I don;t really have much experience in...

I don;t really have much experience in organizing. And I wouldn't presuppose to know how it all works. But I do have an eye an interest in observing. And have been involved in cycling for some time....
08-13-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By Ferguron

First Ever Century Ride - @ 53 Years Old

Today I did my first 100 mile ride...in my third year of riding real road bikes.

Weather was perfect. Completed in a little over 6 hours...I have come a long way from where I was a few years ago,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,451
Posted By WhyFi

Can we just stick to the topic? This is getting...

Can we just stick to the topic? This is getting in to the weeds.
08-03-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By Hondo6

First: welcome to Bike Forums. I don't think...

First: welcome to Bike Forums. I don't think anyone has welcomed you here yet.

Second: please don't be put off by a couple of the somewhat terse responses above. Some of the commenters here are...
07-31-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By Iride01

Is the rear wheel on the ground when you try to...

Is the rear wheel on the ground when you try to move the pedal and crankarm with your hand? If so, then lift up the rear wheel so it can spin freely and then try moving the pedal and crankarm with...
07-30-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 705
Posted By dsbrantjr

This is the price we pay for that slick...

This is the price we pay for that slick under-bar-tape cable routing, I'm afraid.
07-29-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By JWK

I went all out yesterday with the bike. Crank...

I went all out yesterday with the bike. Crank removed. BB checked - it was fine. Took the chainrings off and cleaned them really good, but the bolts were fine. I ended up spending a lot of time...
07-26-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By Average Old Guy

Done!!! Thanks for all the comments. ...

Done!!!

Thanks for all the comments.

Being an adventurous do-it-myselfer, I ordered from Amazon Shimano Rapidfire lever shifters for front (3-speed) and rear (7-speed) derailleurs. Watched a...
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